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April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
  • Stress Relief: Dogs and Tea - Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 1:00 PM
    Stress is a major part of everyday life in this modern world of ours. We've...
  • Should Dogs Drink Tea? - Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    It's the Year of the Dog - Man's best friend - loyal, smart, and lively....
  • All You Need Is Love! - Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Valentine's Day  - that day of romance with hearts and flowers and, best of all,...
  • The Woman's Club of White Plains - Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 2:00 PM
    I was privileged to speak at the Winter Afternoon Tea event of The Woman's Club...
  • Valentine Tea Cupcake (RECIPE) - Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    February - the month of Love! Everyone says I love you with flowers and candies,...
January 2018
  • 10 Ways to Enjoy Hot Tea Month - Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 11:52 AM
    Fight off those Winter doldrums - January is Hot Tea Month, and we've got all kinds...
  • Tea Boosts Your Creativity - Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    I get my best work done as I drink my two cups of Organic Assam...
December 2017
  • Our Favorite Blog Stories of 2017 - Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 3:34 PM
    This year is almost gone. Soon it will be 2018.  That's baffling to me. It sounds...
  • Twelve Days of Savings! - Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    The Holiday Fun continues with the arrival of our 12 Days of Christmas promotion. Each day...
November 2017
  • Are you Getting Your Rewards? - Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    It's been one year since we launched our Rewards Program. And it's been a huge...
  • New Features on our Site - Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    We're constantly re-tooling our site and making changes we think will serve you better.  Some...
  • A Thank You From A Fan! - Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 11:13 AM
    What a wonderful surprise this morning. We opened our email and were greeted with this thoughtful...
  • Cranberry Orange Apple Cider! (RECIPE) - Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    November is the delicious time of year when Apple-picking season meets Thanksgiving, so we combined...
October 2017
  • Tea of the Month Contest - Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    We'll be launching a new Tea of the Month option next month that consists of...
  • Take a Bow, Martin! - Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 3:10 PM
    We had a repeat visit today at the Tea Room from a couple who came...
  • Pumpkin & Spice & Everything Nice! (RECIPE) - Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Pumpkin flavors are everywhere. Some stores started offering their Pumpkin Spice items as early as...
September 2017
  • Homestay Program at Makaibari - Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 3:30 PM
    What makes a cup of tea taste good? Is it flavor notes? The feel of...
August 2017
July 2017
  • Customer Praise for our Shipping! - Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 3:50 PM
    We're always happy when we receive praise for the care and speed with which we pack and...
  • Another Satisfied Customer - Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 12:40 PM
    Here's another customer praising us for our overall excellence. We graciously accept your compliments. Thanks,...
June 2017
  • We Want Your Feedback! - Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
    We value your opinions, and we're always looking for ways to make your online shopping...
  • Peach Nectar Iced Tea Recipe (RECIPE) - Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Don't forget to take advantage of our special offer on Peach Teas. Their luscious fruity flavors...
  • Rajah Banerjee: Darjeeling's Bad Boy - Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Raj Vable, our friend and the Founder of Young Mountain Tea and frequent visitor to India & Makaibari,...
  • It's Iced Tea Time Again! - Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 8:30 AM
    June is National Iced Tea Month. And there's no drink on Earth better suited for...
May 2017
  • Jasmine Cookies! (RECIPE) - Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Last week we showed you how to make Jasmine Chicken Soup and Jasmine Lemonade, but...
  • Tea Tasting at the Warner Library - Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 3:05 PM
    We had a grand turnout on Monday evening despite the continuing rain and drizzle. Attendees included...
  • Customer Raving about Us! - Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 11:40 AM
    Last evening we conducted a Tea Tasting at the Warner Library in Tarrytown, NY. It...
  • Jasmine Iced Tea Lemonade (RECIPE) - Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Yes, it's hot outside!  We have the fix - Drink some of this Lemonade. Easy-breezy!...
  • Jasmine Chicken Soup! (RECIPE) - Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    We had an unseasonably chilly, rainy weekend here in New York, so it was a...
  • Earl Grey Tea Cookies (RECIPE) - Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Tea is so versatile.  Of course you can drink it.  But did you know you...
  • Cinco de Mayo Mojito (RECIPE) - Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 7:00 AM
    Cinco de Mayo is here - time for a little celebration! And our Green Limón...
April 2017
  • Our Turmeric Blends are a Hit! - Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    Last week we introduced three new Turmeric Tea Blends: Organic Turmeric Citrus Zest, Organic Turmeric...
  • Old Friends & New At a Tea Meeting - Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Yesterday, I was privileged to speak at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association in Bel...
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding - a Winner! - Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 9:30 AM
    Just announced - the Specialty Food Association awarded Sticky Toffee Pudding with a 2017 Sofi...
  • Turmeric - Full of Health - Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    Turmeric is what gives Indian food and curries their characteristic, well-known vermilion/yellow color.  It is...
  • Matcha Made the List! - Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 12:29 PM
    Specialty Food Magazine's Spring issue was just released with a list of the Food Service...
March 2017
  • Celebrating Ceylon Tea - Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Ceylon tea comes from the island republic of Sri Lanka which is in the Bay...
  • Irish Tea Recipe (RECIPE) - Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 3:19 PM
    With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, thoughts of corned beef and cabbage, Guinness...
February 2017
  • Take a Winter Break! - Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
    Snow, ice, sleet, slush.  Wouldn't it be nice to escape it all. I'm ready for...
  • More Love Letters We Love! - Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 2:47 PM
    Happy Valentine's Day to All the Tea Lovers out there.  Here are more expressions of...
  • Love Letters We Love! - Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 6:30 PM
    Here are your Love Letters! We asked you to Write a Love Letter to that...
  • Love Letters to Tea - Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 12:00 AM
    Charles Baudelaire wrote, “Always be a poet, even in prose".  Here’s your chance as we...
January 2017
  • Year of the Rooster! - Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 10:38 AM
    It's Chinese New Year and we start a Year of the Rooster and end a...
  • Allergens in Tea - Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Chances are, if you drink Black, Green, Oolong or White Tea on a daily basis,...
  • Finding Love at Silver Tips - Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Two months ago, we received an intriguing e-mail.  One of our customers explained to us...
  • More Customer Resolutions We Love! - Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Our Tea Resolution Challenge rages on, and more tea lovers are sharing their resolutions and...
  • Customer Resolutions We Love! - Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
    We launched a Tea Resolution Challenge at the beginning of the year.  We asked you...
December 2016
November 2016
  • New Online Rewards Program! - Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 1:04 PM
    We are now rewarding every online purchase.  The construct is simple - earn a point...
  • 3 Rules to Storing Tea - Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 7:30 AM
    Tea is a hardy item.  It keeps well. Nevertheless, you have to follow some simple...
October 2016
  • Tasting Tips - Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    A while ago, a group of professional tasters asked to taste Teas at our Tea...
September 2016
  • Baking with Instant Chai - Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 8:49 AM
    The start of Fall marks the beginning of the Season of Baking!  As the family host...
  • Words from a Dedicated Fan - Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from Bill, one of our long-time...
August 2016
July 2016
  • Chai - A Feel-Good Drink - Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
    Chai is like a cup of cocoa – comforting, warm and relaxing.   In summer, it’s...
  • Durgi - Tea Plucker at Makaibari - Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    As you wind up the Pankhabari road towards Makaibari Estate in Darjeeling, you are mesmerized...
June 2016
  • Trekkers at Makaibari - Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    Chris & Peter Merg are intrepid trekkers.  They've covered impressive ground in Nepal and Tibet...
  • Visitors at Makaibari - Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 11:01 AM
    Makaibari has a special appeal for visitors because it is a heritage tea factory and...
  • The Old and the New at Makaibari - Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 9:00 AM
    Over 150 years ago, Chinese carpenters were imported to manage the tea factory. Needless to...
  • Creativity at Makaibari - Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 9:00 AM
    At the entrance of the heritage Makaibari factory is a colorful display of painted rocks....
  • You know you're in India... - Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    I just came back from a short memorable trip to Makaibari Tea Estates in Darjeeling,...
  • It's National Iced Tea Day! - Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 9:29 AM
    June 10th is National Iced Tea Day! June was chosen as the official month to...
May 2016
  • 160 Trees Planted! - Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 8:40 AM
    During the month of April we partnered with OneTreePlanted.org. This organization facilitates tree planting simply -...
  • Trees for Teas by Kait - Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    I joined the Silver Tips team late last year.  My role was to integrate digital...
  • Catering Feedback - Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 11:30 AM
    Received wonderful feedback this morning from a customer who placed a large Catering order with...
April 2016
  • Introducing Instant Chai - Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 11:01 AM
    We're strong proponents of loose leaf tea be it Darjeeling, Oolong, Flavored or Chai.  But...
March 2016
  • Is Silver Tea Green Tea? - Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 6:13 PM
    This is what customers are searching for on our site as well as on Google....
February 2016
  • All the Tea in China - Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 12:14 PM
    Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nung was strolling through his garden, drinking his usual...
  • Pu-erh Tea - Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:22 AM
    We received this informative tea tutorial from The Daily Tea this week. Pu-erh can be a...
  • Review our Products! - Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 1:56 PM
    You can now review our products online!  Not only is this valuable feedback for us...
January 2016
  • Millennials Driving Tea Growth - Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
    The U.S. tea market has grown 15 times its size since 2009.  In 2014, it...
  • Toasted Almond - a Bestseller - Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 9:51 AM
    A year ago, right before the busy holiday season, we ran out of Toasted Almond. We...
  • Men Drinking Tea at Restaurants - Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 3:01 PM
    Here's an interesting aspect to men drinking Tea at restaurants: Men between the ages of...
  • How Americans Drink Tea - Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 6:39 PM
    The Tea Council of the USA recently commissioned a survey on some new insights into...
  • Who our customers are - Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 6:58 AM
    Everyone in PR or Advertising knows that image lags.  Common misconceptions continue to exist even...
December 2015
  • December Trends - Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
    We love to analyze what our customers buy.  It validates anecdotal evidence and sometimes we're...
  • Customers Making Our Day - Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 7:18 AM
    As many of you know, we overhauled our website and re-launched it mid-November.  This is...
  • Holiday Gifts at Silver Tips - Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 9:10 AM
    Share the pleasures of Tea this holiday season.  It makes a great gift and you...
November 2015
  • All Weekend Sale - Nov. 28 & 29 - Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    To counter the massive Black Friday sales that make rich, large retailers and box stores...
  • New Website - launched today! - Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
    A lot has changed in the e-commerce world in the last few years, not least...
  • Afternoon Tea, not High Tea - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 7:55 PM
    Even the most upscale establishments incorrectly refer to the elegant Afternoon Tea as "high tea"....
October 2015
September 2015
  • Our Staff - Martha - Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 3:35 PM
    Martha   My good friend, Donna, kept mentioning she had a neighbor that I had to...
July 2015
  • Customers loving 2015 Makaibari - Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 7:21 AM
    We have some die-hard fans of Makaibari.  They check our website daily to see if...
  • Tea - Good for your Heart - Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 8:15 AM
    The Harvard Medical School has added their voice in lauding the benefits of Tea. In...
  • Makaibari Tea Cocktails! - Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 4:09 PM
    Yes, there is a growing, thriving marketplace for Tea Cocktails!  Look at this very creative...
June 2015
  • Chocolate & Tea Pairings - Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 7:39 AM
    A regular customer of ours, Diane, came to tea yesterday at Silver Tips with a friend...
  • A customer visits Makaibari - Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 1:28 PM
    One of our good friends recently visited Makaibari and sent us these beautiful pictures.  He...
  • Tea - Cure for a hundred ills - Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 6:46 AM
    We came across a succinct description of why you should drink Tea.  Without too much...
  • Tea - A Simple Pleasure - Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
    A new survey shows that Americans turn to tea for more than just the health...
  • 10 Tips on Resilience - Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    I was asked recently what qualities I considered critical in running your own business.  I...
May 2015
April 2015
  • Customer's visit to Makaibari - Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 2:57 PM
    Raj Vable, founder of Young Mountain Tea just visited Makaibari and sent us some memorable...
  • New Teas - They're a Hit! - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 8:39 PM
    Our customers are enjoying our new teas and early favorites include Passionfruit Oolong, Lily Yin...
  • More wonderful feedback.. - Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 4:41 PM
    Must be our lucky week to receive these beautiful comments.  This one was a personal...
March 2015
  • We have new Tea Names! - Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 6:24 PM
    Here are the winners for our Tea Naming Contest: Orange you Glad it's Chocolate (Black...
  • Time for Irish Breakfast! - Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 12:35 PM
    March means all things Green, of course.  This month we're focusing on Irish Breakfast and...
  • Question on Makaibari Silver Tips - Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 3:05 PM
    Here's a whole world of education through one customer's e-mail: I received some Makaibari Silver...
February 2015
  • Help us Name some New Teas - Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 9:30 PM
    We're adding new Teas to our catalogue and we'd love to have your creative help...
  • Tea in India - Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 8:22 AM
    A cold morning in Kolkata, India and what could be better than reading the newspaper...
  • Our Tea-of-The-Month Club - Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 2:20 PM
    Today our people are hard at work getting Feburary's Tea-of-the-Month subscriptions out.  Looked like an...
  • Makaibari Green Fans - Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 4:52 PM
    One of our favorite wholesale customers from Illinois orders 5 lbs. of Makaibari Darjeeling Long...
  • Tea Quiz Results - Comments - Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 2:45 PM
    At the end of our Tea Quiz, we asked for your Comments and if you...
January 2015
  • What is Tea? - Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 9:46 AM
    For all those who have been requesting a hard copy of the 1-page primer on...
  • Fans of our Shopping Bag - Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
    Heard from an appreciative customer today.  He is a great fan of our Makaibari 2nd...
  • Tea around the World - Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 1:15 PM
    We're all creatures of habit and we tend to stick to them.  So too with...
  • How Not to Drink Green Tea - Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 8:30 AM
    This was in my inbox this morning from one of our loyal customers who sends...
  • Take our Tea Quiz! - Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
    Our aim this year is to provide more information on Tea - its variety, its...
  • Oolong, Gong Fu Style - Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
    Oolong - the Philosopher's Drink.  Sometimes called liquid sunshine.  This is tea oxidized 15 -...
December 2014
  • Matcha Green Tea - Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 9:43 AM
    Matcha has been getting a lot of press lately.  It's been around for thousands of years...
  • We're in Fresh Cup Magazine! - Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 2:03 PM
    Fresh Cup Magazine is the premier publication for the Tea/Coffee industry and each year they...
  • Tasting Tea - Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 9:37 AM
    People generally know what they love even though they cannot describe it.  Our job, as...
  • Our Staff - Jeffrey - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 4:15 PM
    Here's the third in our series on our Staff.  Many of you know we have...
November 2014
  • Being Thankful - Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 8:48 AM
    So many thing to be thankful for - First, in our e-mail this morning from...
  • Our Staff - Natalie - Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
      Here's the 2nd in our series highlighting our Staff. Natalie's been with us for...
  • Our Staff - Annalisa - Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 6:04 AM
      We have great people.  I hire for attitude and who they are.  I tell...
  • More Comments from our Customers - Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
    Two Comment Cards found in our Comment Box this week: "I like how people always...
  • Silver Tips is 15 years old - Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 2:51 PM
    Silver Tips opened on November 6th, 1999.  We had 19 seats and had had been...
October 2014
  • Green Tea Benefits - Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    Here's even more information about the health benefits about Green Tea.  Why don't customers drink...
  • Partnering with Local Businesses - Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:34 AM
    We enjoy being part of the local Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow community.  One of the...
  • What is Earl Grey? - Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
    We've been surprised twice this past week by customers thinking that Earl Grey was just...
  • Winners of the Sandwich Game! - Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:05 AM
    Thanks to all our customers for playing the Sandwich Game at the Tea Room for...
September 2014
  • Great Customer Feedback - Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
    We were delighted by two comments over the weekend, one via e-mail and the other...
  • Annual Organic Inspection - Passed! - Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:05 AM
    We are a Certified Organic company.  What does that mean?  It means an independent third-party...
  • Our wonderful customers... - Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:25 AM
    Received in our e-mail inbox this week: I ate at your restaurant this afternoon.  I...
  • Makaibari tea enriching lives of children - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:55 AM
    A wonderful organization in Italy promotes health and friendship to Japanese children through curative vacations....
August 2014
  • We Love Customer Feedback! - Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 3:19 PM
    At least once a year, we survey our Tea Room customers for their opinion.  We...
  • Growth of Tea in the U.S. - Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 7:55 AM
    We read yesterday that Packaged Facts, a market research firm, projected sales of tea in...
  • Organic Golden Yunnan - Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
    A good China Yunnan is a very well-kept secret.  Assams are well-known but  its not-so...
  • Gluten-Free at Silver Tips - Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 8:49 AM
    Tea sandwiches are an integral part of who we are.  After all, we are a...
  • Entrepreneurs in the limelight - Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 3:24 PM
     The Specialty Food Association ran a My Story, my ad contest recently.  This is the...
  • Steep Your Own Tea - Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
    On this morning's radio show, "The Daily Dose with Dr. Oz, I heard him encouraging...
July 2014
  • More good news on Tea - Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
    The July 2014 issue of Beverage Industry magazine highlighted recent sales increases in the tea...
  • Orders, big and small - Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
    Saturday afternoon and my phone rings and a lovely woman tells me that although she...
  • Jam or Jelly? - Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 7:08 AM
    Our very popular Scones are served with Crème Fraiche and Preserves.  We chose "Preserves" over...
  • HOLIDAY HOURS - Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 2:20 PM
    Closed Friday, July 4th.  Happy Independence Day! Open Saturday & Sunday, July 5th & 6th:...
June 2014
  • Kitchen Rules - Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 7:37 AM
    My nephew is a Chef in Toronto, Canada and we share similar interests about the...
  • News about Makaibari - Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    As many of you may know, I have a personal connection to Makaibari - my...
  • World Tea Expo 2014 - Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 7:37 AM
    The World Tea Expo 2014 just concluded at Long Beach, California.  The venue was a...
May 2014
  • 7 Summertime Tea Tips - Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
    Tea is not just a cold-weather beverage.  It can be enjoyed throughout the summer.  Down...
April 2014
  • We're now in Zagat! - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 5:05 PM
    We've been open close to 15 years and all along we've been asked by numerous...
  • EASTER HOURS - Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:18 AM
    Good Friday, April 18 - Open from 11 am to 3.30 Saturday, April 19 -...
  • Mother's Day - May 11, 2014 - Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    We're in full-blown planning mode for Mother's Day 2014.  We love this day - families...
  • Organic - what it is - Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 11:47 AM
    Just about every day, we get a question on what is Organic.  Isn't natural the...
March 2014
  • Contest Winners - Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
    We ran a Contest this month that asked you to tell us why you enjoyed...
  • Why People Hold On to Stuff - Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 7:02 PM
    Our very good friend (and customer) Marcia Sloman is a Professional Organizer and yes, we...
  • Tea - hero crop - Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 8:15 AM
    Last month, some of the biggest names in the tea business released a report titled...
  • Coffee Fest 2014 - Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
    We had a great time at Coffee Fest which was March 7 - 9, 2014...
  • Enter our Contest! - Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 12:21 PM
    Here's your chance to win some prizes.  Send us an e-mail by end of day March 21,...
February 2014
  • We made someone happy.. - Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at 2:41 PM
    Found in our Comments Box this week: Natalie was very prompt and helped with special...
  • Survey Comments - Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 7:35 AM
    We have about 50 completed Surveys in so far - we are expecting several hundred...
  • Some new things at the Tea Room - Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 8:32 AM
    It's just a few months away from the start of the tea manufacturing season in...
January 2014
  • Teas at a Discount - Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
    At the Tea Room, as you can imagine, we have a finite amount of space...
November 2013
  • Customer feedback - Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
    This was in our Comments Box yesterday: Love this place!  The food is good, the tea...
  • Diane's Afternoon Tea! - Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 9:46 AM
    One of our customers keeps us posted with all her Tea activities and as she...
  • Coloring a consumer's palate - Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:40 AM
    In March 2013, a study by D.D. Williamson, a leading food coloring company in Louisville,...
  • Crispy Fruit - Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
    We went looking for two new items at the Fancy Food Show earlier this year...
  • Heavenly Organics Honey Patties - Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 8:53 AM
    We've done it again - we picked a winner!  This time it's Heavenly Organics, one...
October 2013
  • Tea at Silver Tips - Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 8:12 AM
    From the Silver Tips mailbox: One of our very regular customers, Diane, recently went on...
  • In appreciation.. - Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at 7:28 PM
    We lost a good friend last week - Marilyn Aggleton.  She passed away much too...
  • Tea manufacture in China - Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
    The tea bushes looked familiar but the process differed in many respects, big and small...
  • Pirouline wafers - Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 8:04 AM
    We served Pirouline wafers when we first opened 14 years ago.  It was served with...
  • The Study of Tea in China - Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 8:50 AM
    In China, prestigious Agricultural Universities have separate Tea Departments.  The study of Tea is taken...
September 2013
  • Kindness... - Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 5:06 PM
    Today is our good friend, Chris's birthday.  We were so pleased that she chose to...
  • Customer Comments - Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
    We are expecting to be busier than usual these last 3 weeks before our Groupon...
  • Color Sorters - Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
    I had only read about these and knew some of the factories in other parts...
  • Chinese restaurants in China - Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 7:04 PM
    On our last day, we visited the Green Tea Restaurant in Longjing Village.  This is...
  • Mooncake Festival in China - Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 6:34 PM
    As our trip drew to a close, we found ourselves right in the middle of...
  • China 101 - Observations - Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 4:15 PM
    In no particular order, here are some general observations: Massive amounts of half-completed construction, specially...
  • Making Gunpowder and Rolled Teas - Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
    We saw all kinds of Gunpowder and Chunmee - beautiful shiny, tightly rolled Gunpowder, half-Gunpowder...
  • Little Sophia at Tea - Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    Enjoy this lovely little story about Little Sophia visiting Silver Tips for Tea last week. ...
  • Longjing Village - Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 5:30 PM
    Imagine a tea garden right in the heart of the city with a beautiful lake...
  • Longjing manufacture - Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
    Here are some additional pictures.  Notice the fresh leaf appearance in one picture and the...
  • The art of Longjing - Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 6:18 PM
    How is it that some leaf turns out rolled and some flat while others are...
  • Dark Tea Tasting and Lunch - Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 6:49 PM
    A beautiful Tea Room was part of the Hei Tea facility which, we were surprised...
  • Tasting Teas at Hunan Tea - Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
    Today we visited Hunan Tea Company, one of the largest producers and exporters of tea...
August 2013
  • We're closing for 1 week... - Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    Every September around Labor Day, we take some time off - it gives our people...
  • Makaibari greets Dr. Mahendra Lama - Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:56 PM
    Unrest continues in Darjeeling but the tea estates have been granted an exemption and are...
  • Summer Closing at Silver Tips - Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 4:03 PM
    Please note the Tea Room will be CLOSED Saturday, August 31, 2013 through Saturday September...
  • Customer Comments - Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 11:50 AM
    Stopped by the Tea Room for an early morning delivery and discovered two Suggestions/Comments cards...
  • The Revival of Chinese Tea - Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 3:18 PM
    An interesting article in The Huffington Post was forwarded to me this morning.  In it,...
  • Pu-erh tea - Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 10:10 PM
    We've been getting more interest in Pu-erh teas, most likely because it's been in the...
  • Getting ready for China - Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 8:41 AM
    We're planning a visit to our Tea suppliers in China next month.  This is long...
  • Greetings from Paris - Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 3:39 PM
    Laduree, Paris   One of our regular customers, Diane is visiting France right now.  This...
  • Unrest in Darjeeling again - Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 8:16 AM
    Once again, there is turmoil and confusion in Darjeeling with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)...
July 2013
  • A very happy customer... - Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 2:13 PM
    Here's a picture & comments from our very good friend, Chris: Today, when I visited...
  • Tea & Make-Up at Silver Tips - Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 9:16 AM
    I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of having my eye make-up...
June 2013
  • Holiday Hours - Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:34 AM
      Open everyday this coming week except July 4: Monday, July 1:  Open 11 am...
  • Feedback from Groupon customer - Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 7:51 AM
    Posted yesterday on our Groupon Merchant site: Love this restaurant! Thank you! A quick summary...
May 2013
  • More on Green Tea - Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
    Interesting article on Green Tea in The New York Times today.  As a vendor with well over...
  • We're open Memorial Day! - Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 7:50 AM
    We will maintain our regular hours over the long holiday weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  Open...
  • Raw movement coming to tea? - Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 6:37 PM
    A company called Harmless Harvest has introduced a bottled tea made from Hawaiian-grown organic tea...
  • Beauty around us - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 8:49 PM
    We got new landscaping this week at our office/warehouse.  We saw shrubs and trees ready...
  • Makaibari 1st flush 2013 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 7:45 AM
    Each year, we have some devoted fans who order the new vintage immediately upon arrival. ...
April 2013
  • New Desserts - Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 7:16 AM
    We're giving you fair warning - we have new desserts!  First, we're introducing Raspberries &...
  • A Nice Cup of Tea - Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 9:11 AM
    Tea is one of those areas where you can be amazed and delighted at what...
  • Mother's Day 2013 - Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 9:28 AM
    We've already begun receiving queries about Mother's Day so here's our preliminary announcement.  Posters go...
March 2013
  • Holiday Hours - Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    March 29, Good Friday:  Open 11 am to 3.30 pm March 30:  Saturday:  Open 11...
  • Green Tea Reduces Strokes - Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
    This week, the results of a study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke...
  • The fuss about GMOs - Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 7:28 AM
    There are definitely two camps on this - either you believe genetically modified foods are...
  • Setting up for Coffee Fest - Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 6:21 PM
    We're almost ready for Coffee Fest tomorrow.  All the weeks of preparation - what to...
  • From our Comment Box.. - Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
    Two Comment Cards were left this past week: Your tea is delicious and your decor...
February 2013
  • A new store in Tarrytown - Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at 7:57 PM
    We have a new friend in Enzo from Believe Juice & Books, just opened on...
  • The Legend of Blue Willow - Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    When we first opened, we carried a fairly large selection of Blue Willow china.  It...
  • Our tea at Birch Coffee, Manhattan - Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
    We were introduced to Birch Coffee by Coffee Labs around the corner.   That was late...
  • Trade Show preparations - Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 1:09 PM
    We're going to be exhibiting at Coffee Fest next month at Jacob Javits Center in...
  • Top 10 Food Trends for 2013 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 7:33 AM
    Here's the list published by the Sterling-Rice Group's culinary council - this is a brand...
  • Makaibari in Atlanta - Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    One of our customers visiting Atlanta recently sent us this picture while enjoying a cup of Makaibari...
January 2013
  • Tea Lounge at the Radisson - Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    Dinner yesterday was at the swanky Radisson at the Waterfront restaurant in the Grand Lobby. ...
  • The plight of women in India - Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
    It is not possible to visit India right now and ignore the tumultous discussion surrounding...
  • Wild Life in India - Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at 9:45 PM
    Read in the Times of India ths morning: A wild male elephant that forced its...
  • Tea Notes from India - Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 11:05 PM
    In India for a week and taking in all the new developments since I was...
  • The World of Coffee - Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
    How little some of us know about coffee.  If you're like me, you probably enjoy...
December 2012
  • Holiday Hours - Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 1:05 PM
    December 31st - 11 am to 3.30 pm. Closed New Year's Day. Re-opening January 2...
  • True story.. - Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 5:31 PM
    In the middle of a busy lunch hour today, our servers noticed a woman holding...
  • An entire country going Organic! - Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 PM
    How about this - the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan intends to become the first...
  • Why consumers buy Organic - Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    A recent poll of its consumer panel by SupermarketGuru found the leading reasons why consumers...
  • Holiday Schedule - Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 1:49 PM
    Please note our Holiday schedule: December 24:  11 am to 3.30 pm. December 25:  Closed...
  • A little bit of class - Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
    Our office building is undergoing renovations and there has been a construction crew there for...
  • Three artists, one family - Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 10:37 PM
    Our Tea Room carries artwork created by local artists.  Right now, we're exhibiting an unusual...
  • Beverages on the Rise in Restaurants - Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:41 AM
    Tea continues to be a popular beverage choice among consumers eating out at restaurants.  Below is...
  • Day of Giving - Saturday, Dec. 8 - Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 7:02 AM
    This Saturday, December 8, 2012, Silver Tips will be donating 10% of proceeds to the...
November 2012
  • Our Popular Scones - Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 6:52 AM
    We do know that our Scones are popular - customers have been raving about them...
  • A happy customer - Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 7:14 AM
    Opened my e-mail to find this wonderful note this morning: Hello! My name is Sue. ...
  • Sadie having Tea - Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 2:24 PM
    Here's a  story about Sadie and her family.  They come to tea at Silver Tips...
  • After Sandy.. - Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    After several weeks of events, some catastrophes, a few calamities, we hope things are settling...
October 2012
  • Tea & Health - Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 7:53 AM
    As promised, here is a summary of the latest scientific research that supports the critical...
  • Tea in the USA - Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    The Tea Association of the USA just published a Fact Sheet on how we consume...
  • Sticky Toffee Puddings - Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 8:03 PM
    In 2004, Tracy Wilkinson-Claros, the founder of The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company moved from England...
  • A gracious customer - Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 8:25 AM
    A thoughtful hand-written note of thanks arrived recently from one of our mail-order customers: "The...